SOURCE: Bizzingo, Inc.

Bizzingo, Inc.

July 15, 2011 07:02 ET

Social Media Company Bizzingo, Inc. Announces Induction of Kim Cranston as a New Board Member

Internet Veteran Brings Extensive Social, Political, Media, and Publishing Experience to Young Company

FLEMINGTON, NJ--(Marketwire - Jul 15, 2011) - Bizzingo, Inc. ("Bizzingo") (OTCBB: BIZZ), a social media company developing a new social media network designed for business, announces the induction of Kim Cranston as a Board member.

Mr. Cranston is C.E.O. and Chair of the Board of Transparent Democracy, Chair of the Board of the Global Security Institute, and a member of the Boards of The Climate Response Fund and of the Los Altos Community Foundation. Born in San Francisco, Kim Cranston graduated from U.C. Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and from Hastings College of the Law. He has worked previously as director of Corporate Social Responsibility and the Transparent Commerce Initiative for One Cosmos Network, a new media company; as President of the Social Venture Network, a network of socially conscious business and social entrepreneurs and investors; as a consultant to the State of the World Forum; as Chief of Staff to California Lieutenant Governor Leo T. McCarthy; and as Vice President of Business Affairs for Platypus Productions, Inc., a cable television production company.

Kim Cranston served as a lawyer with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; as a law clerk to Federal District Court Judge Terry J. Hatter; and in several political campaigns, including as Chair, Cranston for Senate, 1986. He has served as a board member and volunteer to organizations addressing issues affecting the environment, civic participation, and the nonprofit sector. His publishing contributions include editing the book The Sovereignty Revolution, authored by his father, Alan Cranston, with contributions from Mikhail Gorbachev, Jonathan Schell, Dr. Jane Goodall, and Jonathan Granoff (Stanford University Press 2004), as well as regular contributions to the International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News; and, blogs for the Huffington Post.

"We are very pleased to have Mr. Cranston join our Board of Directors," states Douglas Toth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bizzingo, Inc. "He brings extensive social media and Internet experience to Bizzingo, with more than 30 years of building business relationships in Silicon Valley, politics and publishing."

The appointment of Mr. Cranston as a Director Of The Board was filed in the Company's form 8-K dated June 16, 2011.

About Bizzingo, Inc.
Bizzingo is a social media company that will provide businesses a means of introducing their product and/or service to a global network of business users by leveraging and expanding their brand and image, effectively communicating their marketing message to target audiences and facilitating the sale of products or services, while connecting all existing social media relationships together in a single online hub. It is being developed with the express purpose of using social networking as a utility for business to more effectively market, build customer interaction, and sell goods and services online.

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